Southern Rock - b. Bands favor 2 or 3 lead guitarists i....

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Southern Rock 1) Combining elements of blues and country with rock ‘n’ roll a. Blues i. Blues chords progressions (10, 12, and 16 bar progressions) ii. Delta slide guitar techniques iii. Bent notes on guitar (blue notes) iv. Blues vocal inflections (growls, blue notes) b. Country i. 2-beat bass lines ii. Country style drumming iii. String bands: acoustic guitars, steel guitars, fiddles, banjo iv. Trebley, twangy, electric lead guitars c. Rock ‘n’ Roll i. Hard-driving rhythms ii. Loud electric sound iii. Extremely fast tempos iv. Electronic distortion 2) General Style Characteristics a. Music is strongly aggressive
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Unformatted text preview: b. Bands favor 2 or 3 lead guitarists i. Lead guitarists have virtuosic abilities ii. Often play licks in harmonized thirds iii. Tendency to play repetitive licks at fast, break-neck tempos iv. Often increase tempos in ending solo sections while playing fast, repetitive licks c. Rhythm sections more country-oriented (2-beat bass, stiff drumming) d. Prominent Southern accents e. Many narrative (ballad) songs f. Lyrics often display attitudes of strong regional/national pride 3) Bands a. The Almond Brothers b. Lynard Skynard...
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